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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Mottistone -
- SS Peter & Paul's Church -
- Godfrey Charles Herbert Wykeham Memorial WW II -


In SS Peter & Paul's Church, Mottistone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4DZ.
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IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40812
Historic England Listing Status

The Church of SS Peter & Paul is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the fabric of the Church, it is covered by the Listing.

Polished grey stone plaque, black and red inscriptions, with family coat of arms and regimental badge.

Mottistone : G C H Wykeham memorial WW II
Mottistone : G C H Wykeham : crest

In perfect memory of

Major, the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire
Light Infantry. Born October 5th 1904.
Killed at Cassel, Flanders May 30th 1940
with many others of his Regiment while
fighting a magnificent rearguard
action covering the evacuation
of the British Expeditionary
Force from Dunkirk.

I am the Resurrection and the Life.

Further Information

Godfrey Charles Herbert Wykeham

Son of Aubrey Augustus Henley Wykeham and Sylvia Ruth Wykeham (née Seely) of Brighstone, Isle of Wight.

Born 5 October 1903, Ryde, Isle of Wight. [The Memorial plaque gives 1904, incorrectly]

Married : 21 September 1932, Margaret Jocelyn Tucker, at Upton on Severn, Worcestershire. [Three children].

Census information

1911 : Aubrey and Sylvia Wykeham, with their children including Godfrey aged 7, are at Pitt Place, Brighstone, Isle of Wight. Aubrey Wykeham is a Land Agent.

Service information

Major Godfrey Charles Herbert Wykeham, 4th Bn., Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

Casualty information

Died 30 May 1940, aged 36.

Buried at : Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CWGC record ...

Commemorated on these Island War Memorials :

Brook St Mary's Church Parish Roll of Honour
Brook St Mary's Church War Memorial WW II
Mottistone SS Peter and Paul's Church Parish Roll of Honour
Mottistone SS Peter and Paul's Church Parish War Memorial WW II

Documents and newspaper cuttings

Isle of Wight County Press, 8 June 1940

Family Information

His father served in WW I as a Captain, commanding the Brook detachment of the Isle of Wight Volunteer Regiment.

His brother, James Wenman Wykeham (b. 1907) also served in WW II as a Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He is also named on the Brook and Mottistone Rolls of Honour.


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